How Much Is Mookie Betts of Los Angeles Dodgers Earning in 2021?

Published 10/05/2021, 12:32 PM EDT
Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) hits a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Mookie Betts clinched the World Series in 2020 with his team, Los Angeles Dodgers. Interestingly, since 2014, Mookie was part of the Boston Red Sox but was traded to Dodgers in 2020. Given his heroics, Dodgers have now seized the opportunity of having one of the best players on their side by signing a 12-year contract with Mookie.

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The huge deal offered to Mookie will cost the Dodgers $365 million over the next 12 years. Signing this contract, Mookie Betts becomes the richest baseball position player.

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Mookie Betts’ 2021 earnings

The $365 million contract includes a signing bonus and salary per year. Los Angeles Dodgers paid $65 million as a signing bonus to Mookie. In 2021, Mookie’s earnings were around $17 million. Notably, it is going to rise to $20million in 2023, and then to $25million in 2024. However, it does not stop there as his salary with the Dodgers will reach its peak in 2028, when it will be $30 million.

Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) hits a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Remarkably, Mookie topped the race for the best-selling jerseys in MLB 2021.

In his rewarding career to date, Mookie has earned four All-Star appearances, clinched four Gold Gloves, three Silver Sluggers, and an MVP title. Interestingly, he is the first-ever baseball player to clinch the MVP title and the world series with two different teams before turning 30!

Betts’ net worth

Mookie Betts has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Although, the numbers will rise, courtesy of his $365 million deal with the Dodgers. However, Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout has the highest earning deal worth  $426 million and has a net worth of $60 million.

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Sep 14, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) returns to the dugout after hitting a two run home run to score right fielder Mookie Betts (50) against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Notably, Alex Rodriguez earned the highest salary of $28 million in baseball history. However, with his dazzling contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mookie Betts can surpass Alex if he continues playing with the team till 2028.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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